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You know that you should brush your teeth morning and night. Still, remembering to brush your teeth in the morning may seem a lot easier than brushing at night because most people tend to have a regular morning routine. However, did you know that if you don’t brush before you go to bed, you may have to deal with several dental problems?

If you don’t brush at night, your mouth will become dry, creating a place for acid to thrive. Sadly, this makes it possible for more plaque to form in your mouth. Once this happens, bacteria will attack the outer layer of your teeth. This can ultimately lead problems such as cavities and tooth decay.

If plaque isn’t removed from your mouth, it can harden into tartar, which will irritate your gum line. To make matters worse, if you have a buildup of plaque, your body will assume it has an infection. To counter the infection, your body will work harder, ultimately resulting in you being more tired. Unfortunately, regardless of how hard your body works, it won’t be able to remove tartar buildup,so you’ll need to visit a dentist to remove it.

In other words, remembering to brush and floss before you fall asleep can actually protect your smile. Fortunately, if you forget every to care for your teeth at night occasionally, you probably won’t be putting your smile in danger—but every time you forget, you put your smile at risk.

If you have any questions or concerns, our dentist, Dr. Bryce M. Darden, and our team will be able to help. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, simply call Darden DDS at 626.963.6006. We are eager to receive your call.